New Orleans, LA – It's impossible to live in New Orleans without noticing the surge in local seafood consumption this time of year. Lent sets the pace, when more people embrace the Catholic custom of meatless Fridays.
New Orleans, LA – Traditional food assumes a central role during holidays. And one celebration many New Orleanians will share this weekend is no different -- only instead of turkeys and stuffing, the cornucopia at this holiday gathering will feature aromatic beef broth soups, bundles of noodles and shrimp wrapped in rice paper and batter-fried bananas by the truckload.
New Orleans, LA – It's been said that the four seasons in Louisiana aren't really winter, spring, summer and fall. Rather, for seafood lovers, the phases of the year are ordered as oyster, crawfish, crab and shrimp.
New Orleans, LA – Last summer, New Orleans chef Matt Murphy was on death's door, brought to the very limit of his fortitude by a rare and extremely severe blood condition. Now, the 41-year-old is training to run a half marathon. He's there for his family of five children, which includes an infant and two-year-old quadruplets. And he's opening the doors to a new restaurant, M Bistro, which is named in his honor.
New Orleans, LA – I had a good idea about what I'd find at the French Market when I set out on a December foraging trip for Christmas stocking stuffers. Sure enough, the vendors' stalls were crammed with the typical New Orleans souvenirs and trinkets, including a bumper crop of fleur de lis-emblazoned items. Long live the Saints!